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 (ĕp′ĭ-grə-măt′ĭk) also ep·i·gram·mat·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
1. Of or having the nature of an epigram.
2. Containing or given to the use of epigrams.

[Latin epigrammaticus, from Greek epigramma, epigrammat-, epigram; see epigram.]

ep′i·gram·mat′i·cal·ly adv.
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Precisely meaningful and tersely cogent:
Informal: brass-tacks.
Idioms: down to brass tacks, to the point.


[ˌɛpɪgrəˈmætɪkl] epigrammatic [ˌɛpɪgrəˈmætɪk] adjepigrammatico/a
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Owen's epigrams achieved tremendous popularity in the seventeenth century, and he was clearly a Latinist of unusual, even astonishing, virtuosity who was familiar intimately with his ancient epigrammatical antecedents, above all the Roman poet Martial.
The poetry is clear, sharp and concise, few poems being longer than one side of a page, and the whole peppered with occasional haikus or epigrammatical pieces: Advice--so kindly meant, so freely given--so often wrong'.
It is replete with witty epigrammatical observations that may be favourably compared with La Rochefoucauld's maxims.